Mike’s Picks: ‘Between the Lines’ and ‘Warlock’

Between the Lines

Street Date 6/18/19
Cohen, Comedy, $29.98 Blu-ray, ‘R.’
Stars John Heard, Lindsay Crouse, Jeff Goldblum, Gwen Welles.
1977. As an easygoing, era-specific comedy that both lauded and poked mild fun at the disillusioned hip, Joan Micklin Silver’s Between the Lines (with a knowing script by Fred Barron) also had at least a couple of elements that made it ahead of its time and thus an attention-getting view when seen today.
Bonus: There’s about a 15-minute bonus interview with Silver on this Blu-ray that isn’t too revealing, but she does come off as one to whom actors would respond. Favorably.
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Warlock

Available via ScreenArchives.com
Twilight Time, Western, $29.95 Blu-ray, NR.
Stars Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Dorothy Malone.
1959.
This heavily psychological reworking of the Wyatt Earp saga is about as good as anything Edward Dmytryk did after Broken Lance, courtesy of a talky but grown-up script by Robert Alan Arthur, adapted from an Oakley Hall novel.
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